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Eriksson, Anneli, 2007. Seroprevalens av antikroppar mot Encephalitozoon cuniculi hos friska tamkaniner. SLU, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, Uppsala. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of antibodies against the intracellular protozoan Encephalitozoon cuniculi in healthy pet rabbits. Encephalitozoonosis is an important differential diagnosis to ascending infection with Pasteurella multocida in the ears since a common symptom is vestibular syndrome. Samples were collected from healthy rabbits that were brought to an animal clinic in Stockholm for some kind of prophylactic procedure. The samples were analysed by an India-ink Immunoreaction test / Carbon Immunoassay. Of 106 rabbits 7 (6.6%) were seropositve. This can be compared to studies in other countries where they have found seroprevalences of 23-93%. No obvious predisposing factor such as breed, age, gender or background was identified. Comparison of the studied population to a randomly chosen population of rabbits with symptoms of encephalitozoonosis showed that the studied population had a markedly lower average age and a larger proportion of males.

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Studiens syfte var att undersöka prevalensen av antikroppar mot den intracellulära
protozon Encephalitozoon cuniculi hos friska tamkaniner. Encephalitozoonos är
en viktig differentialdiagnos till ascenderande Pasteurella multocida-infektion i
öronen eftersom ett vanligt symptom är vestibulärt syndrom. Prover samlades från
friska kaniner som kom till en djurklinik i Stockholm för någon profylaktisk
åtgärd. Proverna analyserades med en s.k. tuschtest (India-ink immunoreaction
test / Carbon Immunoassay). Av 106 undersökta kaniner hade 7 (6,6%)
antikroppar mot E. cuniculi. Detta kan jämföras med utländska studier där man
funnit seroprevalenser på 23-93%. Någon tydlig predisponerande faktor som ras,
ålder, kön eller ursprung kunde inte identifieras. Vid en jämförelse mellan
studiepopulationen och en slumpvis utvald grupp kaniner med misstänkt
encephalitozoonos kunde man dra slutsatsen att studiepopulationen hade en
betydligt lägre genomsnittlig ålder och en sned könsfördelning med tydlig
överrepresentation av hanar.

Main title:Seroprevalens av antikroppar mot Encephalitozoon cuniculi hos friska tamkaniner
Authors:Eriksson, Anneli
Supervisor:Lundén, Anna
Examiner:UNSPECIFIED
Series:Examensarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för veterinärmedicin och husdjursvetenskap, Veterinärprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2007:68
Year of Publication:2007
Level and depth descriptor:Other
Student's programme affiliation:3050A Veterinary Medicine Programme (admitted before July 1, 2007) 330 HEC
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
Keywords:Encephalitozoon cuniculi, kanin, vestibulärt syndrom, head tilt, encephalitozoonos, india ink, tuschtest
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-7570
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-7570
Subjects:SLU > (VH) > Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
Veterinary science and hygiene - General aspects
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:06 Oct 2017 07:52
Metadata Last Modified:06 Oct 2017 07:52

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